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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Weekend Forecast: Opportunities for Discovery and Last Chance to Eat Something on a Stick!

Time is almost up on the latest Macon Discovery Challenge. The shutterbug scavenger hunt where you click pics at some of Macon's most noteworthy, fun worthy and get-to-know worthy locations officially comes to a close on April 27, with the winners announced on May 3 at the Macon Symphony Pops Concert at Wesleyan College. Don't miss out on your chance at the $1000 grand prize!

Shuga D, HB Mustache (David Higdon) and Miss Chitlin' (Lindsey Rogers) did it last year under the lawnchair guise of "Sir Real Blues," taking home an award for Best Use of Props. Speaking of Shuga D, check him out on the Macon, Discover It website while you're there.

Among the Challenge Clues is #11: Find a Festival in Macon and "Eat Something on a Stick."

This weekend, the Tubman Museum hosts the Pan-African Festival's "Weekend in the Park," a culimination celebration of the museum's week-long annual festival. The FREE event takes place in Central City Park all weekend and features live music, dance, cultural demonstations, arts and crafts vendors, a Children's Village and food vendors from around the world . . . including those who can provide something for you to eat (on a stick).

Other challenge clues include:

  • Act out at Macon State College Amphitheatre
  • Get in the swing of things at Henry Burns Park.
  • Get carded at the Lanford Library branch.
  • Locate a hero at the Historic Linwood Cemetery.
  • Get your feet wet at Washington Park.
  • Find your roots at Fort Hawkins.
  • Salute a veteran at Rosa Parks Square.
  • Go fetch at the Macon Dog Park.
  • Hold court at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center.
  • Did you know (insert your photo) this is in Macon?
Also on board this weekend is NewTown Macon's Downtown Walking Tour of Historic Commercial Buildings. Meet at 3 p.m., Sunday, at the NewTown office (479 Cherry Street) and follow historic preservation consultant Maryel Battin to discover a building guarded by four cast iron angels, a business founded by a reputed descendant of Hans Christian Andersen, a newly restored c. 1872 faade uncovered after 40 years behind ceramic tile and the history of numerous other early downtown buildings and businesses. A $5 donation to NewTown is suggested. You can bet Mom will leave the high heels at home for this one.

Don't forget about Fired Works. Georgia's largest ceramic sale is coming to a close on Sunday. Mom and Shuga D made their heirloom-worthy purchases at the Preview Party. But Mom's going to try to put in another perusing for an early start on one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.

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